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2011-06-01 23:02:27

May explain why blind migraine sufferers get attacks that are triggered by light The anatomy of migraine "“ a close look at the neurobiology of the disease "“ focuses on the thalamus, the area of the brain that is involved in sensory perception and regulation of motor functions, in one a major session of the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society meeting here this week. The session examines the role of the thalamus in regulating pain transmission in...

2011-05-12 13:58:00

PINE BROOK, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diopsys, Inc. launched its new website - www.diopsys.com - that showcases the company's growing product line and vision for the future. The new website features expanded product information, educational resources for physicians and patients, as well as improved navigation and search capabilities. The re-designed site was initiated to address the growing need of customers and patients to have access to the most up-to-date clinical information....

2011-05-02 19:12:38

Jackson Laboratory researchers and their collaborators have reported their discovery of a gene implicated in an acute and severe form of glaucoma known as angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). The gene's activity points to previously unsuspected mechanisms involved in both ACG and infant eye development. Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases and a leading cause of blindness. An increase in fluid pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP) leads to damage to the optic nerve, causing...

2011-03-28 13:29:00

PINE BROOK, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diopsys, Inc. has launched the new Diopsys® NOVA-DN VEP Vision Testing System to help optometrists and ophthalmologists detect optic nerve disease, including glaucoma and other neuro-visual disorders. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, reports the World Health Organization. According to Prevent Blindness America, glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of sight" because half of all patients...

2011-01-04 11:13:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It happens slowly. Over time, a person's vision will get worse. Until one day, that person can no longer see. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Once a person's vision is lost, it cannot be regained. That is why Dr. Bizer's VisionWorld is encouraging people to get an examination during Glaucoma Awareness Month. "We cannot reverse the effects of this serious...

2011-01-04 11:08:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It happens slowly. Over time, a person's vision will get worse. Until one day, that person can no longer see. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Once a person's vision is lost, it cannot be regained. That is why Doctor's ValuVision is encouraging people to get an examination during Glaucoma Awareness Month. "We cannot reverse the effects of this serious...

2011-01-03 21:12:55

Study is first to pinpoint the precise anatomical location where vision loss appears to occur in glaucoma In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Early Edition ahead of print), a team of researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and four collaborating institutions, identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that appears to contribute to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss. Prior research has suggested that the optic...

2010-12-20 09:03:00

PINE BROOK, N.J., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Diopsys, Inc. today announced the development of software that uses existing Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) images to assist ophthalmologists and optometrists in diagnosing retinal and optic nerve disease such as glaucoma. SD-OCT is an imaging technique used to provide ophthalmologists and optometrists thickness measurements of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) which can help them diagnose diseases like glaucoma....

2010-12-03 08:30:00

Findings bring scientists closer to restoring vision loss due to optic nerve damage BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Damage to the optic nerve, connecting the eye with the brain, is a major cause of blindness. The most common culprit is glaucoma, estimated to affect more than 4 million Americans. There is currently no way to restore the lost vision, because the optic nerve, like other nerves in the mature central nervous system (CNS), cannot regenerate. Now, scientists at...

2010-10-20 09:25:00

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of RNAi-based therapeutics, today announced it has dosed the first patient with recent onset of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in its ongoing Phase I study of QPI-1007, the Company's proprietary synthetic siRNA drug candidate for ocular neuroprotection. The Phase I open-label, dose-escalation study was initiated during the...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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